Michael Matheson has quit as Scotland’s Health Secretary in the wake of the scandal over iPad data roaming charges.
An investigation into the MSP was launched over an £11,000 roaming bill he racked up on his iPad while on holiday in Morocco.
Matheson had initially agreed to claim £3,000 of the bill as part of his expenses allowance, while his office provision paid the rest – meaning the public purse covered the bill in full.
However, he later agreed to cover the cost himself, and admitted the fees were the result of his teenage sons using his parliamentary iPad as a hotspot to watch football.
Michael Matheson has resigned
The 53-year-old MSP said it was a “privilege” to have served in the position.
In November, First Minister Humza Yousaf said he was not misled by Matheson, but added that the minister “should have handled the situation better”, defending him as a “man of integrity.”
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